180+

Startup Incubated

$45M+

Capital Raised

45+

Countries

$950K+

Perks

Connecting Tomorrow's Innovators

Venture Development Institute drives entrepreneurship education both in Canada and Globally. Entrepreneurship starts here.

Creating Opportunities for Young Founders

Our Commitment to the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Through various initiatives, Venture Development Institute is facilitating the growth of Canada’s budding leaders, innovators, and social change-makers.  We have taken strides toward achieving this goal through sponsorships of the QEC - Queen’s Entrepreneur’s Competition, UNB’s Apex Business Plan Competition in early 2022.

WHY CHOOSE US

We connect International and Canadian founders with the funding and resources to build successful startups in Canada.

Expand Globally

We work closely with organizations to support expansion by connecting you with markets in North America.

Insight and Strategy

Our network’s collective experience provides advice on topics including finance, marketing, operations, etc.

Networked Mentors

Mentors are a vital part of VDI's network. They provide invaluable guidance for founders.

Startup Programs

Our programs introduce founders to the skills and resources they need to design a startup strategy.

Canadian Government program

The Startup Visa Program

There are entrepreneurs all across the world, but only a few have access to the resources to scale. Discover our program to Globalize your Startup. Designed to help International Founders launch innovative ventures in Canada, we provide access to over $250K in funding, mentorship, operational support, and business development using lean and agile methodologies to help you build your startup.

VDI Welcomes Ukrainian Entrepreneurs

VDI has created a special Startup Visa package to provide support to Ukrainian Founders who wish to develop innovative and scalable companies in Canada.

startup education for all

We develop future global entrepreneurs so they can take on the world. Accelerate innovation and success with Venture Development Institute.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

An online program designed for international students to enhance entrepreneurial skills and gain an opportunity to raise $200K to $300K in funding.
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INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRM

INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRM

Our 8-week program helps startups understand what it takes to make a compelling investment case and raise funding from Seed Stage VC's, Angels and other investors.
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GRADE 8-12
PROGRAM

GRADE 8-12 PROGRAM

An educational program designed for children from all age groups to unearth entrepreneurial skills and add value to society.
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Discover • Innovate • Grow

VentureOS

Plug into VentureOS membership and join a powerful entrepreneurship platform that offers exclusive discounts on the necessary tools, software, and resources to innovate and grow your brand.

Our Portfolio of 180+ Startups, 45+ Countries, $45M+ in Capital Raised